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Korvessa Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 6:19 p.m. PST

We had an incident in the small courthouse wherein I work. Caused the fire alarm to go off and everyone to evacuate the courthouse. For reasons that only make sense to bloated red-tape lovin bureaucrats, I had to submit an incident report. This is what they got. I call it, "Skirmish at the Courthouse," Names have been deleted, because lawyers.

On today's date a violent man-eating wasp violated the sovereignty of probation office space and illegally crossed our border with obvious nefarious intent. <name> being deathly allergic to wasps needed assistance.
Conquering my own fears, I charged to her rescue without regard for my own personal safety and faced the savage beast head-on. Using the only tool I had at hand for the job, a handheld electric "bug zapper," I managed to temporarily disable the beast.
There was some collateral damage as a result of the epic struggle. Namely, the smoking body of our fallen enemy set off the fire alarm.
About 20 minutes later the resilient beast started to come to and began to show signs of returning to its foul life. Consequently, using the minimal amount of blunt force as was necessary, I dispatched the foul demon to the eternities, as he was finally, and utterly defeated for good. That particular wasp will not return and presents no further danger to the health and welfare of <name>.

khanscom01 Feb 2019 6:46 p.m. PST

Welcome to the modern world.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 6:46 p.m. PST

You terminated that animal without due process! Not so much as an appeals process! And you expressed value judgments about its life-style.

Expect them to demand more paperwork.

Oberlindes Sol LIC01 Feb 2019 8:13 p.m. PST

The murder of the injured wasp is pretty clearly a civil rights violation, and your incident report clearly shows specist intent. Also, for 20 minutes after you disabled the wasp, you neither provided medical aid nor euthanasia, nor made arrangements with the appropriate health care professionals.

The big questions for litigation are going to be whether you were part of a hostile environment for wasps, whether fostering that environment was courthouse policy, whether there were policies and procedures in place for managing violent but otherwise harmless wasps, and whether you followed or violated them.

You should expect a civil lawsuit once the wasp's relatives engage counsel.

von Schwartz01 Feb 2019 8:43 p.m. PST

Shouldn't you post this in one of the Battle Reports message boards?

von Schwartz01 Feb 2019 8:43 p.m. PST

Oberlindes must a lawyer

Korvessa Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 9:19 p.m. PST

Already thinking on how to recreate it with miniatures.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 7:56 a.m. PST

This was an undocumented wasp, not an illegal one…you must get your PC language correct!

Moonbeast02 Feb 2019 8:40 a.m. PST

No doubt you will be hearing very soon from the Vespid Liberation Front…

Legion 402 Feb 2019 9:18 a.m. PST

Did PETA hear about this ? huh?

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 10:06 a.m. PST

This is obviously a hate crime.

von Schwartz02 Feb 2019 10:58 a.m. PST

Boy Korvessa, I'll bet you never dreamed that your little insect battle account would stir up this kind of a
"HORNETS NEST" did you?

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week, remember to tip your server.

Legion 402 Feb 2019 4:55 p.m. PST

LOL !!!! laugh

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 2:54 a.m. PST

I don't think that it bugs him at all. wink

von Schwartz05 Feb 2019 7:43 p.m. PST

Gee Col, who put that "Bee in your bonnet?"

Covert Walrus21 Apr 2019 1:12 p.m. PST

Clearly a sting in the tale.

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